Leap List: 29 People to Help Your Marketing

The kids getting ready to "leap" off a terrain jump in Park City

The kids getting ready to "leap" off a terrain park jump in Park City

In 2010, I posted the Olympic Dream Team for Internet Marketing – a list of people from all aspects of the Marketing world who were providing thought leadership at that time. In honor of Leap Day (February 29th), I’m revisiting that list and giving you 29 Online Marketing thought leaders. Some of these people have remained on the list because they are consistently providing compelling and insightful information. People have dropped off the list, not through their own actions, but because my focus may have changed and others became more important to my current Marketing information needs, or it could be that we have simply lost touch. There are a few new names on the list that either I should have included back in 2010 or that we’ve only become acquainted since the original online Marketing Dream Team list was created. There is no particular order to the list, I’m excited to see posts from any of them in my Twitter stream, Facebook timeline, Google+ circle, or email inbox.

  1. Chris Penn
  2. Geno Prussakov
  3. DJ Waldow
  4. Wil Reynolds
  5. Chris Jones
  6. Dawn Westerberg
  7. Stephanie Miller
  8. Jen Goode
  9. Avinash Kaushik
  10. Andy Wetzler, Danielle Leitch and the MoreVisibility team
  11. Ann Handley
  12. Mike Volpe and the Hubspot team
  13. Shawn Collins, Missy Ward and the Affiliate Summit team
  14. Shelley Ryan
  15. Beth Harte
  16. Jeremiah Owyang
  17. Joseph Ruiz
  18. Elizabeth McCaffrey
  19. Jim Kukral
  20. Kristina Allen
  21. Cathryn Hrudicka
  22. John Foley Jr
  23. Megan Leap, Kathy Bushman, Penny Fiederlein and the MarketingProfs team
  24. Scott Brinker, Anna Talerico and the ion interactive team
  25. Scott Hardigree
  26. Amber Cleveland
  27. Lewis Poretz
  28. Alasdair Munn
  29. Michele Price

Bonus: Rachel, April, Andrea and Sara Beth – the ZipSetGo team (I added the ZipSetGo team and their #TNI Twitter chat as a bonus because their focus is travel rather than marketing, but I think it’s a great example of using social media marketing for the travel industry!)

OK, I cheated a little by combining people and companies on a few of the entries, but sometimes there were just too many smart people in one company to list them all! I consistently get valuable information and insights from these people and I respect their opinions. Even though we may not always agree, they always give me something to think about. Whose Marketing insights do you look forward to reading each day? Please add them in the list below…

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  • http://twitter.com/SMSJOE Joseph Ruiz

    Sharon honored to be included on this list. I appreciate and value what you add to the conversation as well. 

    • http://sharonmostyn.com Sharon Mostyn

      Joe, it’s a well-deserved honor. Your Tweets and posts brighten my day…and sometimes really make me think about the topic in a different way.

      Now I just need to create some badges for people to put on their site ;)

  • http://twitter.com/shelleyryan Shelley Ryan

    Aw, shucks, Sharon!  This is a lovely surprise. 

    I resolved to spend more time writing and speaking this year ‘cuz I have a boatload of ideas to share with people, but I get so buried in the minutiae of client projects!  Being on your list gives me extra motivation.  Thanks!

    • http://sharonmostyn.com Sharon Mostyn

      Shelley, I’m looking forward to reading more posts and hearing about/seeing you at speaking engagements this year! Although that sounds great in theory, I definitely understand that client projects come first.

  • http://twitter.com/ZipSetAndrea Andrea

    Thanks so much for including us as a Bonus!  This great list and we are honored to be included!

    Andrea from http://www.ZipSetGo.com

  • http://www.indiemark.com/ Indiemark

    You’re too much, thanks Sharon.